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(These are all Inktober pen sketches that have been on facebook already.)

#9. Cheryl, at work, had a baggie of figs from her tree at home. She handed me one but I didn’t want to eat it. “Draw it” she said. Ok.

#10. Coffee break and an intense discussion.

#11.

#12. A lighting store with large sparkly chandeliers hanging in the window. I shudder to think of the dust they must accumulate in all the hanging bits and nooks and crannies.

#13. The place for tire emergencies.

Hahnemühle paper (don’t know exact name), Pilot Parallel Pen, Waterbrush.

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Another Diebenkorn copy on a paper sample.

Stillman and Birn Delta paper sample, pencil, gouache, some crayon, fun foam stamps and Stayz On pigment ink.

These are all Inktober pen sketches. I posted them on facebook already, so, sorry if you’ve already seen them. The OCD side of my brain dictates that I blog them.

#4

#5 ugh. Smelly things. There’s a room in this store – like a clubhouse – where “the guys” get together and puff and probably watch some game or another. I don’t know why I know this.

#6 I messed up the tree so stuck some collage on top.

#7 A disappointing shopping trip to Staples resulted in a sketch.

#8 I like drawing this place.

Hahnemühle paper (don’t know exact name), Pilot Parallel Pen, Waterbrush. A snippet of camouflage collage.

Working in this 3″x4″ pad of rough drawing paper that was in the symposium swag bag using totally inappropriate tools guarantees imperfection.

Fine with me. Stress disappears. Second guessing vanishes. I sketch and zone out.

Inktober sketch #1 – Park Slope outdoor diners.

Suzala’s friend kept her company while she sketched and painted in Park Slope.

Suzala’s Special Painting Technique.

Inktober sketch #2.

and #3. Neighborhood.

Hahnemühle paper (don’t know exact name), Pilot Parallel Pen, Waterbrush

In front of Le Pain Quotidien there was a very comfortable and convenient bench. I took advantage of it.

Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook
Compressed charcoal, Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra Watersoluble Graphite 9B, Waterbrush, Caran D’Ache Neocolor II, Inktense pencils.

A small group of five NYC Urban Sketchers spent the first October Sunday in a small part of Park Slope in Brooklyn. When I reached President St. and 5th Avenue I found everyone on their stools happily sketching. Lots of passersby stopped to watch and converse.

Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook
Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra Watersoluble Graphite 9B, Waterbrush Caran d’Ache Neocolor II, Inktense pencils.

I had 15 minutes to kill before meeting up with all the NYC Urban Sketchers at the end of the day so I sketched the veggies right next to me using the paper in my little pad.

At the French Epi Bistro I drew two of the sketchers across the table. It was a very hot day and we were sitting outside in the bistro’s backyard.

Hahnemühle paper (don’t know exact name), Pilot Parallel Pen, Waterbrush #1 Caron d’Ache Neocolor II, Inktense pencils

I decided not to go to the little park, a few blocks away, with the other NYC Urban Sketchers. I set up my stool on a corner bus stop, next to an overflowing fruit stand and sketched the equally overflowing fruit stand directly across the street. I had two gentlemen as company sitting next to me on a low storefront ledge. One of them told me fondly about his days in San Francisco in 1969.

Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook
Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra Watersoluble Graphite 9B, Waterbrush

The other weekend I joined the NYC Urban Sketchers in Greenpoint, a neighborhood in Brooklyn. There was a pretty impressive church to draw so I set up my stool in front of it and sketched the view across the street.

Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook
Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra Watersoluble Graphite 9B, Waterbrush, Caran d’Ache Neocolor II, inktense.

That’s all. This was fun.

Leuchtturm1917 sketchbook

Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra Watersoluble Graphite 9B, Waterbrush; gouache; collage